"I would like to begin by proposing
that we use the terms vaccinated and unvaccinated instead of immunized and unimmunized,
since the basis of the vaccination controversy is the belief of many parents that the
vaccines do not produce a true immunity', but rather act in some other fashion--or, in my
view, that they act immunosuppressively.
This may sound like a purely semantic distinction, but in fact it bears directly on the
first question raised above. If the vaccines conferred a true immunity, as the natural
illnesses do, then the unvaccinated people would pose a risk only to themselves."
Richard Moskowitz, M.D., in Unvaccinated
"Among school-aged children, outbreaks have occurred in schools with vaccination
levels of greater than 98%. These outbreaks have occurred in all parts of the country,
including areas that had not reported measles for years."
"Most of the persons with measles in college outbreaks were also likely to have been
vaccinated, although documentation of vaccination was often lacking. However, in many
outbreaks, children vaccinated at 12-14 months of age had higher attack rates than those
vaccinated at older ages (10). In a few outbreaks, older persons vaccinated in the more
distant past were at increased risk for disease; this risk was independent of age at
"The goal of eliminating measles in the United States has not been reached primarily
because of 1) failure to implement the current vaccination strategy, resulting in large
numbers of unvaccinated preschool-age children in some areas, and 2) vaccine failure. A
substantial number of cases occur among persons who previously have been vaccinated.
Theoretically, vaccine failures may either be primary (i.e., an adequate response to
vaccination never developed) or secondary (i.e., an adequate response initially developed,
but immunity was lost over time)."
Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"It is hard to convince the public that something is good. Consequently, the best
way to push forward a new program is to decide on what you think the best decision is and
not question it thereafter, and further, not to raise questions before the public or
expose the public to open discussion of the issues.
The medical profession has been aware of the damaging effects of vaccines on the immune
system since their introduction. For example, the ability of pertussis and DTP vaccines to
stimulate the onset of paralytic polio was first noted in 1909. In every polio epidemic
since then, DTP injections have caused the onset of polio disease."
Randall Neustaedter, O.M.D., in Do Vaccines Disable
the Immune System?
"The most intriguing deception of the public, however, is the suggestion that the
patient who gets an influenza-vaccination will not get the flu. What is generally known to
the public as 'a flu' is an influenza-like syndrome, with symptoms like fever, chills,
muskel- or joint pains, a headache, a runny nose, and general malaise. This disease,
however, has got nothing to do with the real influenza, neither can it in any way be
prevented by an influenza vaccination."
International Vaccination Newsletter
"Always primarily a disease of adult IV drug users, hepatitis B quickly found its
way into blood banks and has become a more or less institutionalized risk of patients
requiring transfusions and other blood products. As with chicken pox, the hepatitis B
vaccine was developed in the 1970's; it is now being marketed only because the medical
authorities have never figured out how to approach or "target" the drug
subculture in a useful way. Once again, when all else fails, the favored solution is
simply to vaccinate everybody.
In the past few months, the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics have decided to
mandate Hepatitis B vaccination for all newborn babies (15), and are still trying to
decide whether to give it at birth or with the DPT at 2 months of age. It remains to be
seen whether the American public, already increasingly upset about the vaccination issue,
will simply acquiesce in this latest baptism of its newly born, explicitly intended as
their very first immunological experience."
Richard Moskowitz, M.D., in Vaccination: A
Sacrament of Modern Medicine